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Push for good deal at WTO, Kituyi tells African ministers

Published on December 14, 2015

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi has asked African ministers to push for a better deal during a global trade conference.
Dr Kituyi said African ministers should not settle for less but press for a good deal that will address both export and domestic support during the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that opens tomorrow in Nairobi. Talks are expected to unlock a stalemate on reforming international trading systems by lowering restrictions and revising trade rules. As the ministers converge to deliberate on the stalled talks dubbed the Doha Round, which have been dragging since 2001, Kituyi, Kenya’s former Trade minister, criticised Europe and America for the delays over demands that the negotiations are supposed to make rules that benefit the trade in the poorest countries. Read more. Source | Standard Digital